Lily (Lilium Pink Perfection) in the Lilies Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Pink Perfection
Cultivar name: 'Pink Perfection Group'
Common names:
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Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
Division: VI. Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Plant Spread: 12 in.
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Sold as a strain. Bloom color can vary as to depth of pink.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Other: Bulb scaling.
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Selections from seedlings of Lilium leucanthum var. centifolium X Lilium sargentiae
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on Nov 16, 2013 2:42 PM

The original seed parent for the Pink Perfection lily strain was lost in a Willamette Valley flood. The bulbs sold on the market today are far removed from the parent that produced the much admired pink and fine inflorescence that a buyer would expect when looking at the photographs (and even the descriptions) used by vendors today. Buyers are disappointed when they receive bulbs that bloom almost white or just a light pink mostly around the margins. It would be wonderful if a breeder could come up with a new parent that would produce a stable, reliable strain like the old 'Pink Perfection'.

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Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on Nov 11, 2011 3:48 PM

Pink Perfection is sold as a strain so expect some variation in color. I was fortunate and got one that was quite dark pink.

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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 30, 2012 7:52 PM

So far, I have been quite disappointed with this strain. Out of 25 bulbs, only one plant produced flowers that are noticeably pink. All of them are very tall (6 feet) in their first year and very lanky and floppy, in spite of being planted in full, all day sun. Fragrance is evident only at night.

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